Assistant or Associate Professor of Art Education

Illinois State University, Normal
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Oct 13, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

                The School of Art at Illinois State University seeks a full-time tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Art Education to begin August 16, 2018. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach theory and methods at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Additional responsibilities include a 3/3 teaching load, supervising student teachers, contributing to the administration of community outreach/service components and the forging of positive relationships with public schools in the region. The new Assistant or Associate Professor will also serve the School, College, and University on committees and/or in some other capacity. The salary for this nine-month position is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

                We are seeking a knowledgeable, innovative, and dedicated professional with an understanding of and experience with contemporary issues in education, art practice as research in the classroom, arts technology, social justice, urban education, diverse learners, and edTPA and/or student assessment. The successful candidate should have a terminal degree (Ph.D., Ed.D., or MFA), art teacher licensure, teaching experience in a K-12 setting, a strong commitment to research and publication, and professional service in art education. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position. ABD candidates will be considered with the understanding that the degree must be completed by August 15, 2019.

                Faculty members in the Art Teacher Education (ATE) program enjoy a positive relationship with their colleagues in the studio concentrations, art history, visual culture, and University Galleries. The ATE area is an active participant in the National Center for Urban Education, located at ISU, which maintains partnerships with Chicago neighborhoods and schools. Our student population averages 66 graduate and undergraduate majors in art education. The dynamic ISU NAEA Student Chapter has earned national recognition for excellence.

                Illinois State University is located in the twin-city community of Bloomington-Normal, with a population of approximately 125,000, and is within easy driving distance of the financial and business centers in Chicago and St. Louis. In 2016, Huffington Post named Bloomington one of the “11 Amazing Cities You’ve Never Thought To Live In, But Should.”

                Review of applications begins on December 1, 2017 and continues until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please complete the online faculty employment application at: Attach a current CV, letter of application, three examples of course syllabi (attach as "Other"), and a sample of scholarly writing. Additionally, please have three letters of recommendation sent directly to the search committee contact, Vikkie Cossio, at

For further information contact:

School of Art:
Vikkie Cossio

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer encouraging diversity.